Nov 23, 2014

Strong quake in west China kills 2; 54 hurt

A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials said Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.9 quake hit Saturday about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the town ...

Nov 15, 2014

7.3-magnitude quake in Indonesia triggers tsunami warning

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia Saturday, sparking a tsunami warning for areas up to 300 kilometers (185 miles) away. The undersea quake struck at a depth of 46 kilometers (28 miles) at 10:31 a.m., northwest of Kota Ternate, ...

Wakayama town holds evacuation drill on tsunami awareness day

Nov 5, 2014

Wakayama town holds evacuation drill on tsunami awareness day

About 1,200 children in the coastal town of Hirokawa in Wakayama Prefecture conducted a tsunami evacuation drill on Wednesday to mark tsunami awareness day. Each year, Nov. 5 recalls the lessons of the Great Ansei Nankai Earthquake of 1854, when a tsunami wave struck ...

Oct 14, 2014

Powerful earthquake strikes off El Salvador

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck late on Monday off the coast of El Salvador and Nicaragua and was felt across Central America, killing at least one person, but there were no immediate reports of major damage. El Salvador’s emergency services said a dozen homes ...

Oct 14, 2014

Northern California overdue for big quake, study says

Three fault segments running beneath Northern California and its roughly 15 million people are overdue for a major earthquake, including one section that lies near the dams and canals that supply much of the state’s water, according to a geological study published on Monday. ...

Oct 8, 2014

New fault line discovered in New Zealand could generate 7.1 quake

A new geological fault capable of generating a magnitude -7.1 earthquake has been discovered in Wellington, confirming the New Zealand capital’s status as one of the world’s most seismically active cities in the world, scientists revealed Wednesday. Geologists from the official NIWA research agency ...

Sep 17, 2014

San Francisco puts earthquake warning signs on buildings

The city of San Francisco stepped up the pressure on property owners who fail to comply with seismic retrofitting regulations this week, posting large red-and-white warning signs on the buildings to make the violations public. The move comes just weeks after Northern California was ...